The Insider: What a load of mothballs!; Bizarre memorabilia goes under the hammer.
But at Lipa, this Saturday, there's the strangest yet - Moptop mothballs.
Yes, real Beatle mothballs. And they still smell.
Stephen Bailey of The Beatle Shop in Mathew Street says they are from 1965.
Holding his nose, he says: ``They are just mothballs that were marketed in Beatle wrapping - not mothballs used by the actual Beatles for their suits. They come from the Philippines - ironically where The Beatles had a stinking time.''
Mothballs should start off at about pounds 100. Other items include a 1964 Beatle twig, which will start at pounds 200.
``I haven't a clue what it is. I still haven't twigged,'' said Stephen.
AB FAB 1: Sir Paul eased old pal Billy Connolly into his 60s - by singing `Happy Birthday' to him at a private bash. Macca, along with wife Heather, spent the weekend at the comedian's pounds 500,000 Aberdeenshire estate after a pounds 1m 60th birthday party last week.
Paul joined Bob Geldof and Rod Stewart for the special rendition with a collection of celebrity guests including Robin Williams, Dame Judi Dench, Ewan McGregor and Michael Palin.
Several guests were seen drinking in a nearby hotel - including Sir Paul and his wife sharing a quiet tipple with Sir Bob.
A bar-worker at the Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel, near Strathdon and close to Connolly's Candacraig estate, rang The Insider to say: ``It's pouring with rain but they are up at the house as we speak having a barbecue''
NOT TO BE SNIFFED AT: The Beatles mothballs which are set to go under the hammer at LIPA
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Aug 22, 2002|
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